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Other:W32/Zone.Identifier

Classification

Category: Malware

Type: Other

Aliases: Other:W32/Zone.Identifier, Zone.Identifier

Summary


A program which does not easily fit into any other malware category.

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Technical Details


Other:W32/Zone.Identifier is a stream generated by Microsoft Internet Explorer and Outlook when saving files to the local disk from different security zones. It is not a malicious program.

We do get occasional enquiries about this issue as many Windows XP files have an invisible stream by this name. The typical content of such file would be:

  • [ZoneTransfer] ZoneId=3

Existence of Zone.Identifier stream on some files is normal, and as such is of not a cause for concern.

Description Created: 2006-01-01 14:22:23.0

Description Last Modified: 2010-08-19 10:25:41.0